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According to what I read about it he came up with the idea on his own because he wanted a game that could be played inside when it was too cold out to play. The first basket was a peach basket.

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James Naismith is a Canadian figure, although he invented the sport while being in Massachusetts (USA). This lead to the controversy of whether Basketball is a Canadian or American sport.

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Q: Was James Naismith's invention the basketball game a original idea or based on a different idea?
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